Average experience of our Consultants - 12 YEARS

  • CEO
    Raphael de Vivans

    Raphael de Vivans CEO

    After 10 years in the private sector as SME manager, Raphael de Vivans decided to join the European Commission as an external auditor for the DG RTD.
    For 3 years, he has been in charge of on-the-spot controls of beneficiaries to ensure that their accounting and recording systems comply with the financial requirements of the RTD contract. His role was to verify that costs charged by contractors comply with the RTD contract. He was in charge of the evaluation of audit findings and was responsible for proposing changes as necessary in systems, procedures and financial aspects of the RTD contract.
    He audited public and private companies, Universities, Small and Medium size Enterprises, and non-profit organizations all over Europe.
    During these 3 years, he realised that many beneficiaries have difficulties with the rules of the European contracts. Many of them are looking for support when they have to face administrative & financial issues in the management of their projects and to face an audit carried out by the European Commission services.

    +372 53431825
    +33 651288781
    Skype: efmc-devivans

  • Senior Consultant
    Robert Carroll

    Robert Carroll Senior Consultant

    Robert Carroll is the newest member of the EFMC senior experts team and is an Irish national by origin permanently living and based in Barcelona, Spain for the last 10 years who speaks English natively and Spanish and Catalan fluently. He is a highly motivated, dynamic and flexible EU, FP7 & H2020 grants consultancy expert having commenced his professional career advising the Irish Parliamentary committee on EU funding in Dublin, Rep. of Ireland and thereafter being appointed to the position of EU Funding Officer at the European University Foundation based in Luxembourg. Moving to Barcelona; Spain subsequently he was appointed to a number of senior EU expert advisory positions; at a Barcelona based R&D centre, an international EU funding consultancy and the Catalan employers confederation. 
    Therefore he has garnered over the last 13 years invaluable experience at the forefront of advising and providing financial consulting services to RTD providers, SME clients, universities and non profit organisations on all aspects of EU financial project management, and audit procedures with the European Commission. Over the course of his career he has also personally managed as a partner and coordinated a number of FP7 & H2020 projects as well as managing clients cases who have been subject to EC audits. Robert has therefore encountered a wide variety of scenarios and situations in the EU funding and audit sphere from different clients perspectives. He aims to bring this experience to a wider European audience through EFMC to demystify the EU funding financial and audit process by bringing highly practical and pragmatic solutions to clients needs and requirements.

    +34 617 477 456
    Skype: efmc-carroll